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Meet the Team

Andrew Penfold

MBA, M.CIPD, BA(Hons), PGCE

Managing Director & Lead HR Consultant

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As our Managing Director and Lead HR Consultant, Andrew works to ensure that Coast delivers consistently excellent levels of HR support to all of our clients, whether retained, project based or within recruitment support.

 

Andrew prides himself on being one of the most qualified HR professionals in the South West through his extensive education in the field and continuing development. Andrew is one of fewer than 200 active HR professionals in the wider South West region to hold the Level 7 CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management. Moreover, Andrew's ability to develop sustainable strategic HR development is highlighted in his achieving an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from the University of Exeter.

 

Andrew has wide experience of working with a large number of sector leading clients in developing creative HR solutions, ensuring efficient people-centric processes which support organisations in meeting their operational needs. Through the development of HR policies and procedures, implementing organisational change, and more widely through delivering strategic oversight of organisational HR development.

 

One of Andrew’s passions involves supporting organisations to work collaboratively and developmentally with it's people to ensure productive workplace and workplace relationships between staff and leadership.. Andrew is also a highly experienced trainer, delivering high quality training through interactive, in-house HR training to lecturing at Degree level and on CIPD programmes. Andrew’s level of ability also highlighted through his attainment of a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education).

 

A significant number of Andrew’s clients highlight that he works in a highly personable, supportive and evidence based manner, helping to make what can often be difficult decisions and actions effective in their implementation.

Even though Andrew works across a wider national geographic, he is a proud Devonian and in his spare time Andrew likes to explore the wonderful South West region, and enjoys keeping active through playing squash, football and snooker. Albeit, often badly.

What our clients say

"ANDREW HAS HELPED ME WITH SO MANY ASPECTS OF RUNNING A BUSINESS IN IT'S INFANCY. WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF ANDREW, I CATEGORICALLY WOULDN'T BE WHERE I'M AT TODAY. JUST ONE YEAR INTO FULL TIME FREELANCING, I'VE SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS, BOTH PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE!."

PRIYA FAITH / CONTENT CREATOR & STRATEGIST